Rachel Hyman

Rachel Hyman

Engineer & Artist

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About Me

I am an experienced iOS engineer living in Chicago, IL and working for Reverb. I enjoy a good challenge and working alongside people who have similarly eclectic backgrounds. I'm always open to small freelance projects for the right client.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, making art, playing board games, watching movies, and hanging out with my shiba inu, Kenny (also pictured above in a drawing done by Carmen Brady).

Rachel and Kenny

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Freelance & Side Projects

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Italic Type

I am the chief iOS developer on this upcoming app for book lovers.

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Smart Marketer

I deployed an app for an upcoming conference to iTunes Connect, handling issues with provisioning and code signing.

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Moj! Sticker Set

iMessage sticker set. With Moj!, take your messages to the next level with creations like the crying thinking face, shower cry, and hidey horse. Created in collaboration with James T. Green.

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Hum

Songwriting app for recording music and lyrics. I served as a developer and undertook various maintenance tasks and new features, including the introduction of folders into the app.

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Maps for Good

Javascript interactive map of Farallon National Wildlife Refuge off the coast of San Francisco.

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Hotline Bot Club

Twitter bots that talk back. I learned a lot about Ruby, the dependency chain, and Linux, and I ended up contributing to the library that I used.

Work Experience

Senior iOS Engineer - Reverb (Sep 2019 - Present)

iOS Engineer - Venmo (Jan 2019 - Sep 2019)

I developed new features for and maintained the Venmo iOS app. I integrated Bitmoji into the payment flow and increased UI test coverage. I was also responsible for mentoring more junior members of the team.

iOS Engineer - Sittercity (Sep 2016 - Dec 2018)

I developed new features for and maintained Sittercity and Chime iOS apps, connecting parents to babysitters and managing bookings and payments. I spearheaded development and integration of a native help center and chat framework into multiple apps. I also advocated for and implemented accessibility improvements to Chime app

iOS Engineer - Belly (Feb 2016 - Aug 2016)

I built a geofenced mobile check-ins feature allowing users to check in from their devices, with extensive in-field testing to develop accurate location heuristics. I also developed a Rails backend for a pilot loyalty program at major clothing retailer, built and integrated a Swift framework for UI elements to be shared within Belly iOS apps, and brought our member app up to modern standards of accessibility

iOS Engineer - Vokal Interactive (Sep 2014 - Dec 2015)

I was an iOS engineer contributing to client and internal projects at Vokal. I served as lead iOS developer on discovery and development for a dating app. I also helped to refactor and nativize a legacy e-commerce app for a Fortune 500 client.

iOS Apprentice - Detroit Labs (Mar 2014 - Jun 2014)

I graduated from Detroit Labs' inaugural apprentice program for iOS development. I contributed to a hybrid software-hardware client project in the auto industry, a social media app in App Store (Flipback), and a scavenger hunt app.